Sunday, February 11, 2018

Audrianna's NICU Session

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We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints
will help families heal and remember how strong
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

As a mother of two children who were born full term this is a life I never expected, you always see preemies and pray for them and their families and feel sympathy for them but until your in the situation you really have no clue what they go through on a daily basis! We all have heard of preeclampsia, again not really sure what it entails until it happens to you. As a nurse the day I’ll never forget started with some edema in my legs followed by high blood pressures and going from a local hospital to another over a week (including Christmas) and tons of medication I was finally allowed to go home due to my labs all being normal but I knew something wasn’t right I just didn’t feel well was discharged Friday 12/29 in the afternoon symptoms continued to increase over that night and the next day more edema nausea seeing spots and upper right quad pain finally Sunday morning 12/31 I could no longer stand the pain and I was no longer feeling my babygirl move so I went back to my local hospital who sent me back to strong by ambulance where when I arrived I learned I had the HELP syndrome and my labs finally showed preeclampsia and no longer had the option to stay pregnant a nervous wreck for my baby girl because I was only 27 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I was not prepared at all for anything nor did I have time to
prepare myself but I put all my faith in God and prayed my hardest after an emergency c section our little one pound fifteen ounce princess warrior was born who we nicknamed Wonder Woman she was born breathing on her own then required some help and was put on c pap then early her second day of life required more help and had to be intubated and have a breathing tube help her to breathe which my phone in my hospital room rang at 4am
and my heart dropped they informed me of the situation and that she was a difficult intubation so I quickly went to see her no words can express the hurt you feel seeing your child like that and feeling like you have failed because your body was the reason she had to be born as the days pass we have ups and downs from blood transfusions to extubation and re intubation due to her not being successful the first time to re extubating days later and it being a success and back on c pap every preemie story is different each baby fights for their life daily in different ways every day brings new challenges and you never know what to expect but I am certain that God gives his preemies to all his perfectly selected parents and I’m beyond blessed to be one and have our little Wonder Woman ❤ Still in the NICU and counting the passing days praying it won’t be long until we are all home as a big happy family ❤

Audrianna's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jennifer Sternal-Johnson.

A Note From Jen:
Look at how sweet Audrianna is! Tiny little peanut, but doing well.

Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families,
and organization --  please do not use for any purpose.
Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request form can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email and visit our website at To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 1000 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU photography session that took place near Rochester NY.
We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

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